Louisa V Allen

28 May 1895–
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Louisa V

When Louisa V Allen was born on 28 May 1895, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Nesbitt Edward Allen, was 25 and her mother, Rosalia Vives y Vilches, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Nesbitt Edward Allen
1869–
Rosalia Vives y Vilches
1874–
Rosalea Allen
1893–
Louisa V Allen
1895–
Edward Fernando Allen
1900–
Robert Luis Allen
1901–1981
Charles Rafael Allen
1902–
Daiset Bell Allen
1905–
Wilfred Oscar Allen
1907–1979

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 10

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Louisa V Allen, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"

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